Signup for a folk alley account

Focus On: The Stray Birds

When The Stray Birds take the stage, the spotlight falls on three voices raised in harmony above the raw resonance of wood and strings. It is a sound drawn from the richness of American folk music traditions, spun with a stirring subtlety and grace. From bustling street corners to silent halls, their performances speak to an uncompromising reverence for songs.   

Raised within a few miles of farmland from each other in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, their flight began with friendship. With miles of music already behind them, Maya de Vitry and Oliver Craven first shared a song in January 2010. A snowy Pennsylvania winter welcomed collaboration between the two creative flames— and inspired the collection of seven songs found on the Borderland EP. Grounded in the unshakeable groove of bassist Charles Muench, the trio landed their signature sound.

Their eponymous 2012 full-length CD landed on Folk Alley's Top 10 CDs for the year

(This concert was record and mixed in October of 2012 at BluSeed Studios in Saranac Lake, NY by Jeff Oehler at Beehive Productions.)

Streaming Clips:


Member Downloads

The Stray Birds - Live from Folk Alley

Listen Listen Download

Tell a friend about this interview and music!


Tour schedule - see them live!

Follow on Facebook

Follow on Twitter

The Stray Birds website

The Stray Birds
  (2012, CD Baby)

  (2012, CD Baby)

You must be signed in to leave a comment!

Forgot your password?
Don't have an account? Sign up for free!

Support Folk Alley During Our Spring Fund Drive!